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My Average Greatness
55 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
#21 - Nick DiNardo - Adversity creates opportunity
52 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
#20 - Mark Fitlin - Giving is the fulfillment of life - Bourbon for a cause
44 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
#19 - Kai Smoak - life lessons from one of your future leaders
Kai Smoak is a 9-year-old US soccer prodigy and one of your future leaders!!Kai was born in Matthews, NC in 2011 and is the oldest child of Leigh and Mike Smoak who met in high school. Kai's mom graduated from the University of South Carolina and his father graduated from Clemson University.... it is a house divided. Kai is also the first grandchild of Sharon and Jim Smoak and Joanne Buchanan all of Myrtle Beach. Kai was named after his dad’s favorite soccer player, Kai Haskavi. Kai has a younger sister, Quinnleigh, who was born in 2013. Kai Smoak started playing soccer when he was 2 years old and has played for 3 different teams. He currently, plays futsal with Barefoot Futsal. Kai is inrolled in Weddington Elementary Schools Spanish immersion program. He has traveled to Columbia, South America the past three summers where he gets to play soccer and use his Spanish. Last summer while in Columbia, Kai had to help his mom communicate with medical technicians when she got injured because Kai could speak Spanis. In the winter, Kai plays basketball and this summer he started playing flag football as well as futsal. This summer he also went to a couple of soccer camps and an ice skating camp. Kai hopes to play soccer for the Clemson Tigers and play professionally some day.Kai loves Dude Perfect and Lionel Messi is his favorite soccer player. You can follow Kai on Instagram at
55 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
#18 - Raja Mukerji - Co-Founder ExtraHop Networks
Raja Mukerji shares how we are our life experiences and that ultimately life is about how we create inclusiveness and treat others.
64 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
#17 - Natalie Eicher - Co-Founder Mettacool - "be your authentic self"
Natalie Eicher is Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Mettacool, a coaching consultancy that prepares women for career advancement and transition, without sacrificing their well-being so they can find sustainable success while helping the companies that employ them to maximize their female talent pipeline and create a workplace culture where women thrive. Natalie is a National Board Certified Well-Being & Career Coach, trained at Duke, and a Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Prior to Mettacool, Natalie spent 10 years in the technology industry, where she was in various sales and leadership roles. Natalie also founded and led the Diversity & Inclusion office for a multi-billion dollar business unit within Dell EMC. Natalie’s on a mission with Mettacool to change the narrative of what it means to be a successful working woman, for both individuals and the organizations Mettacool works with. You can find Natalie at:Website: https://mettacool.com/Email: Natalie@mettacool.comLI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalieeicher/
46 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
#16 - Dave Sanderson - Surviving a plane crash to international speaker - PITTChE
Dave Sanderson - Survivor of the "Miricle on the Hudson." That is right, he survived a PLANE CRASH!! Dave has had a unique career where he believes that success leaves clues and that all of us will have our own personal plane crash, we need to make sure we have our own flight plans to survive and thrive in those moments.Dave believes that proximity is power and that he has been fortunate to have close proximity to Tony Robbins. Fun Facts about Dave Sanderson: - International Speaker- Top 100 Leadership speakers (INC.com)- Best Selling Author "Moments Matter"- Alea Platform host "Voice of Personal Leadership"- TEDx speaker "Bouncing Back"- Faculty member, Leadership Mindset Series- Online course "Cultivating Personal Leadership"- Speaker at fundraisers that have raised over $14M for the American Red CrossWhat is your PITTChE (Point In Time That Changes Everything)?What Destiny are you going to CHOOSE for the rest of your life?You can find Dave Sanderson at:Website: https://davesandersonspeaks.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hiredavesanderson/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaveSanderson2
64 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
#15 - Stacie Riffert - President of Empowered Leadership & my big sister!
Stacie is the president of Empowered Leadership. She is a certified business & executive coach, trainer and speaker. She believes that you can be both a successful business leader AND have the time to show up for the people and things that matter most in your life. Stacie specializes in helping business leaders remove stressors, manufacture more time, empower their teams and generate more revenue to enable them to live their best life. Prior to starting her coaching practice, Stacie was a successful executive in the food and beverage industry. Over a two-decade career at PepsiCo she led large operational teams as the General Manager of a 135 person sales and distribution office and was the National Sales Director leading the strategic direction of the $150 million Target account. During her time there, she received the prestigious PepsiCo President’s Ring of Honor award and was recognized as a Top Woman in Grocery by Progressive Grocer Magazine. Stacie left that world to focus on her passion: building businesses and developing people. By applying proven best practices, she has enabled her clients to achieve double digit growth while reducing the stresses of business leadership. Stacie holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from Boston University. She is an adjunct professor at Hiram College. Stacie serves on the board of directors for her local Chamber of Commerce and leads their Women in Networking committee. Stacie also volunteers as a coach with Girls on the Run and is part of the organizing committee for the Women Succeed conference. Hailing from the Boston area, Stacie now resides in Aurora with her husband and two young daughters. You can reach here:LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacieriffert/Website:https://www.empoweredleadershipcoach.com
64 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
#14 - Ali Cowan - Moments in time over moments over time - Find YOUR TRUTH!!
72 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
#13 - Officer Joe - Taking down the Boston Bomber - Fear is good as long as it doesn't control you
Officer Joe - His life is not what he expected. But when he started living his life for him and not doing what he thought others though he should be doing his life changed for the better. We discuss:- how fear is good, but don't let it control you. - His roll in taking down the Boston Bomber- His profession - Starting his own company- Defund the police- Positive mindset
59 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
#12 - Brian Wright - Learn to make your own decisions & Enjoy the Journey of Life
Brian is my Mr. Miyagi and an even better friend. He shares a little about his past and some of the most important lessons learned along the way:- Learn to make decisions- Making decision is easy when you take time to understand what is truly important to you- No Excuses- Getting an opportunity is the first step, its what you do with that opportunity that matters most- Self Care and love
10 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
#11 - Happy 4th of July - Control the Controllables
No guest this week so listen to me if you choose for a few minutes talk about changing our lease and finding good out of what is going on in the world:- think for yourself- find good- reflect this lockdown, it will only happen one time in our life (hopefully) so take advantage of it- Consistency and challenge yourself to be better- Call to action - choose to do one thing tomorrow that you are uncomfortable with and do it the next day and the next day and the next day to build character and a better you!
37 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
10 - Molly Mesnick - The Bachelor Season #13 Winner - Be yourself & the nice kids are the cool kids
Molly Mesnick was just an average Midwestern girl who tried out to be a contestant on season #13 of The Bachelor. Going in it with no expectations, she ended up winning season #13 and changing her life forever. Molly shares how her life became free when she stopped caring what others thought of her and started being her unique self. With this new found fame she shares how it is her duty to use it to give back and help others better their own lives. You can follow her on instagram @MollyMesnick
55 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
#9 Erin Diehl - improve it!
Erin is, is a Clemson Graduate who's life has taken her on a wild adventure where she ended up chasing Oprah to Chicago to host her own talk show, she explains how life is full of failures, but we don't always have to accept those failures. Her journey has taken her to become a business owner and podcaster (failed it). Erin also gets personal and discusses infertility issues and fighting for her unborn child and being her own advocate. Enjoy this high energy conversation.if you would like more from Erin, follow her here:business:www.learntoimproveit.com Podcast: The failed it! Podcast - all slugs are here: https://www.improveitchicago.com/podcast-episode-3 IG: improve it! / podcast: @learntoimproveit LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/erindiehl
43 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
#8 Dagan Nelson - Head coach of NYU's Mens basketball - Honesty, Trust, Accountability, Toughness (HTAT)
Dagan, has a passion to lead and help nurture our next generation of leaders. His passion to make a difference in this world and leave behind a legacy was awesome to be a part of. Today we have an open dialogue around:SuccessFailureHonesytTrustAccountability ToughnessLEGACYResiliency/GritProcessand TransparencyIf you would like more from Dagan you can follow him on Twitter:@DaganNelson @nyumenshoops
51 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
#7 Scott Arias - Why did God leave me here?
Scott Arias - I won't do him justice by typing his bio here - listen and enjoy, he is amazing!!!cliff notes: 2nd Generation immigrant NAVYlost his legwent back to warMost significant event in his life = who you are in the core comes outWhy did God leave me herePray for acceptance of gods willGod took something so horrible and has some something so good with itDO IT ANYWAYSIts not about youHS drop out AuthorMultiple degreesc-level business ownermore info on Scott:www.aceconsulting.nethttps://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-arias-b40a3a65/
37 minutes | May 29, 2020
#6 Chef Nicolas - Essential Kitchen supporting essential workers
Chef Nicolas shares his journey of being a 2nd generation immigrant family, how is passion for science and food blended, the challenges of the service industry and self reflection and understanding that brought him to start essential kitchen to employ furloughed service industry employees and feed essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
28 minutes | May 22, 2020
#5 Dan Greer - Pan Mass Bad A**
Dan - Shares his story of GRIT and that its not about being the best, its about doing. He has raised over $200,000 for cancer through participating in the Pan Mass Challenge. Dan also shares his secret to happiness. Its an amazing listen!If you would like to support Dan and his Pan Mass fundraising here is a link:https://donate.pmc.org/DG0034
43 minutes | May 16, 2020
# 4 Elizabeth Ricks - "Your life is going to be what you make of it"
Elizabeth shares her story of growing up in WV, making opportunities for herself while moving around the country to follow her husbands career in the Marines. Elizabeth shares how her passion for analytics and conveying that information has taken her on an interesting career journey to where she is today. The one thing that stands out is that she never says "no to her self." We hope you enjoy.If you would like to follow Elizabeth and learn more about Story Telling with Data you can do it here:Twitter: https://twitter.com/EHricks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethricks/ Blog: by Elizabeth Ricks
30 minutes | May 12, 2020
#3 - Kelsey Perkins Crowley - @FastForEndowment
In todays episode Kelsey shares her raw story about the preterm birth of her son Jack and losing her only sibling and brother, Josh shortly after. Through her and her family's loss she explains that "Tragedy can show you beauty in this world." Kelsey and her family have found porpoise in keeping her brother Josh and Jack's legacy alive through their foundation, FAST FOR Endowment. If you would like to support their Endowment please donate:www.fastforendowment.org
7 minutes | May 6, 2020
#2 - My Answer to the question I ask every guest
- Even when you aren't here you are always here- 2 cool stories that demonstrate this- I answer "If something happens to me, what message would I like to leave for my kinds/family?"
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